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14.04.2012

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It will make you more aware of false advertising

Disadvantages:
Never changes subjects or pupils

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Difficulty & ComplexityA difficult game - needs a lot of patience

LongevityPoor longevity

MultiplayerPoor multiplayer functions

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Most people should or have heard about a television show named Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old, which is usually on Sky one.

The show is about you picking subjects from ages ranging 6-10 and then you pick one of the five students who will answer the same question as well. If you get it wrong and they get it right you might be saved. You can also take a peek or copy there answer as well but those three live lines can be used just the once during the game.

Each child is aged 10 so they should know the questions in some ways but this game is the worse I have played on the Nintendo DS. You have on the box Noel Edmunds and he is the presenter usually and yet he is not apart of the game.

Instead there is a man in a shirt who sounds nothing like him and is just a made up character. You also have 5 children who remain the same all the way through the game. Your never going to see different students or a presenter.

Then come the subjects. On the show they have German, Spanish, World Geography and more. Yet on this game you have just 10 subjects and these are never altered and so it means you get the same sort of questions.

You pick a student and they pop up and you have a screen with all the subjects. You get to then pick a subject which has an age next to it. If the subject flashes it means the student you have picked is going to be pretty good at it. However, sometimes the student never has a flashing subject so it means your none the wiser.

If that sounds boring imagine when you keep seeing the same questions pop up. I have found throughout my time on the game the same questions pop in Science and English and to be honest that is not good enough.

All questions are multiple choice so again it goes against the show when they ask you to provide an answer. You could have a part where you need to write the answer into a box using the stylus and this would show your spelling accuracy but general knowledge as well.

So the game does not follow the pattern of the show in my view at all. The sounds displayed on the game from the presenter are at best terrible. The game play is quick but yet slow. When a child has to try and save you providing you got the answer wrong anyways you tend to notice the game going quite slow compared to other parts of the game.

I played 10 rounds on this game and the jackpot is £250,000 I managed to reach this every time without the assistance of a child. Now the reason for this is because the game gives you simple questions and to be honest most people would find it easy to reach the jackpot amount.

On the show on television you can sometimes get really involved and try and challenge people with you because the questions seem so difficult. One of the questions on the game itself was asking me for a 10 year old 'Which Planet Is Red?' and to be honest that to me was just so easy and yet on the show this would be for a 6 year old.

I think the game in terms of what it offers is poor and terrible and when it comes to false advertising they do it brilliantly. No Noel Edmunds on the game, no alteration of which children turn up like on the show and the same subjects repeated.

This game could have been much more better then it was and even though in my view it is aimed at the younger audience even they will grow tired of the product within a few attempts of playing. I got this on rental from Blockbuster last week and it was in my view the worst game ever for the Nintendo DS console.

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MarcoG 15.04.2012 15:38

What a load of crap!

ithoughtyoudneverask 15.04.2012 01:33

Sounds like a pointless money grabbing spinoff...a shame as my mum has a mobile phone game from this show and it's really good!

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